Projects Undertaken through the CAN DO Consortium

AID is part of an Australian ecumenical consortium called “CAN DO” (Church Agencies Network Disaster Operations). CAN DO’s shared vision is “Churches collaborating to enhance community resilience to disaster and conflict.” CAN DO is a mechanism for sharing ideas and learning, coordinating projects related to disaster response and disaster risk reduction, and accessing funding from donors such as the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Through the CAN DO consortium, AID has accessed more than AUD$ 500,000 since 2020 from the Government’s Australian Humanitarian Program. Some of this funding was for three COVID-19 response projects in Papua New Guinea, implemented through Anglicare PNG during 2020-2022. However, most of the funding has been for disaster responses in Vanuatu, implemented through the Anglican Church of Melanesia. AID’s CAN DO-funded projects in Vanuatu since 2020 are as follows: two COVID-19 response projects; two Cyclone Harold response projects; a response to Cyclones Judy and Kevin in February 2023; a response to Cyclone Lola in October 2023; and a new project in 2024 to prepare for future cyclones.

AID’s CAN DO-funded projects have enabled our partners to assist people in two provinces of Papua New Guinea (Oro/Northern Province and West New Britain) and in three provinces of Vanuatu (Sanma, Penama and Torba).

For AID articles that mention our CAN DO projects, see:

AID would like to thank the Australian Humanitarian Program for their funding of this important work of our partners in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.

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